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Grateful Dead Live at Cal Expo on 1986-05-03


Topics Live concert


Cold Rain & Snow-> The Race is On, They Love Each Other, CC Rider, High Time, Beat It On Down The Line-> Promised Land-> Deal Scarlet Begonias-> Fire On The Mountain-> Women Are Smarter-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Drums-> The Other One-> Comes A Time-> Sugar Magnolia


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Cal Expo
Location Sacramento, CA

Source SBD > MC > C > DAT > CD > EAC > SHN via Darryl Hinko

Notes

SBD > MC > C > DAT > CD > EAC > SHN via Darryl Hinko

Reviews

Reviewer: mjstokes63 - - June 2, 2015
Subject: Dewey Stokes at Sacto '86
Threat of rain all day...and prior to Cold Rain and Snow wind really starts blowing. As first set proceeds, winds start to calm and music takes off. Jerry and Bob on "fire" whole first set!!! Race is On, They Love Each Other and Hightime are a sign post of what's yet to come. Halftime has a flash of sunshine pierce the clouds for about 30 seconds. SPOOKY!!! Then the second set...Scarlet>Fire is just the start of the one-upsmanship which what made this Dead show amazing...Comes a Time>Sugar Magnolia just mind-blowing...watching Steve Parish bring out a microphone to put in front of Jerry's failing guitar during Sugar Magnolia was as amazing as watching the sun setting during Sunshine Daydream. This show did not need a encore...none of us would have got out alive. From 1985-1986 this show is in the top ten...hint...listen to 09/15/1985 to compare. Happy 50th boys...miss ya Jerry!!!
MJS
Reviewer: ssofranko - - August 16, 2010
Subject: My first show!
My mind was blown, too!
Reviewer: majordomo - - July 25, 2010
Subject: best of 86?
maybe the best show of 1986. a badly limping along year(well, really half year of course) mostly but this show really shines.
Reviewer: DNA DNA! - - March 27, 2009
Subject: Cal Expo--the new tent city
I didn't see anyone masturbate at that show but my mind was blown as well. Had only been in California for 6 months and was in love with Cal Expo from get-go. The vibe was always cool inside with no problem getting up front. The parking lot had camping for a few years and Bill Graham would patrol it making sure children weren't selling beer--apparently he didn't like that.

Anyone remember BGP hosting games when you walked in where you could win concert tickets?
Reviewer: mdarby - - March 7, 2008
Subject: why they didn't finish the show
friends of mine on the rail explained to me
after the show why they didn't finish

apparently some guy stripped off all his clothes
and proceeded to masturbate

I see why Phil's mind was blown
Reviewer: learytimothy - - December 4, 2007
Subject: the race was on!
As the band broke into the race is on I was running for the entrance with three freinds. This was an outstanding show. Thanks for taking me back.
Reviewer: punchie - - September 20, 2006
Subject: Oh my god!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I don't usually review. BUT this show is blowing me away. And the quality is A+. Yeah
Reviewer: shnaholic - - June 3, 2006
Subject: please take our words for it
those of us that were on the bus for these years know this is quality stuff. you can always add another harddrive. ive got seven 250 gb drives on my server with a ton of those old boards. ahh the good ole days.
Reviewer: Dub Irie - - May 8, 2006
Subject: I concur that this is one of the better shows of 86...
not the greatest year of the Dead, but they had their moments and had a fine night here. Great souding show!
Reviewer: captain_trip_420 - - November 1, 2005
Subject: Great Sound/Show
This is a great sounding show! Phil comes in True, and so does everyone else equally.
Great High Time, Scarlet->Fire, The Other One -> Comes A Time.
Oh Yea! The end of Sugar Mag is nice...Phil drops.
Reviewer: iriedancer - - August 17, 2005
Subject: Beautiful!
Amazing Other One and Comes A Time!!!
Reviewer: Deadbear405 - - July 28, 2005
Subject: Wishin I was there...
Wow if there is one show I'd love to go back in time to be at it's this one. From the get go Jerry is lovin every minute of "Cold Rain" then the band dives into a sweet "Race is On" The entire first set is great..."High Time" being a definate highlight. "CC Rider" is upbeat and the band is obviously having a great time with that one. Bobby is high in the mix and he's just strummin along. Phil is just Phil...droppin the bombs...I love that :) Set 2 is killer...the "Goin Down the Road" before Drums is a real treat. "The Other One" is filled with great energy with a sweet "Comes a Time" and a rockin "Sugar Mags" to close it out....the announcement about the lack of an encore is priceless. Download this one...it will bring smiles all around. Thanks to all who are responsible for all this kind music. The Grateful Dead...just a good old American Band!
Reviewer: Deadbear405 - - July 28, 2005
Subject: Wishin I was there...
Wow if there is one show I'd love to go back in time to be at it's this one. From the get go Jerry is lovin every minute of "Cold Rain" then the band dives into a sweet "Race is On" The entire first set is great..."High Time" being a definate highlight. "CC Rider" is upbeat and the band is obviously having a great time with that one. Bobby is high in the mix and he's just strummin along. Phil is just Phil...droppin the bombs...I love that :) Set 2 is killer...the "Goin Down the Road" before Drums is a real treat. "The Other One" is filled with great energy with a sweet "Comes a Time" and a rockin "Sugar Mags" to close it out....the announcement about the lack of an encore is priceless. Download this one...it will bring smiles all around. Thanks to all who are responsible for all this kind music. The Grateful Dead...just a good old American Band!
Reviewer: BlindMowin - - August 1, 2004
Subject: Day One of a very good Run
There was just a little sprinkle of rain at the beginning, and then some wonderful cloud formations especially through Jerry's solo on "They Love Each Other."
High Time Race is on etc. The Band was really enjoying themselves this weekend. They were in very playful spirits and I remember Garcia smiling a lot and gesturing to the audience.
The sound was huge, and there was lots of room to dance right up by the stage. It was a very high time.
Reviewer: mitchell - - May 25, 2004
Subject: Couldn't finish show
I heard this show back in the early nineties but never got a copy of it and have been looking ever since. Thank you for posting this and all of the other GD shows! Super sound quality and a bubbling performance nothing really that out of the ordinary, definetly dosed up. After SSDD Bobby mumbles something unaudible then Phil explains that JG & BW's guitars are broken and that his (Phils) mind is blown so no encore tonight! Pretty sweet for the nastalgia of the Dead alone. Thanks again!
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